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Monday, 10 May 2021 07:27 GMT

Zelensky hopes Macron will revive Normandy format


(MENAFN - UkrinForm) Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he hopes that his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron will be able to revive the Normandy format.

Zelensky said this in an interview with the French newspaper Le Figaro, according to the press service of the head of state.

"I think it is Macron who can give [the Normandy format] artificial respiration," he said.

He added that, in his opinion, the Normandy format "was in a coma," and then a meeting of the leaders of the Normandy Four countries took place at the end of 2019.

"I saw that in this format, if we continue the allegory, the heart beats, there is a pulse. But now we see that there are health problems with the format because one organ does not want to work. First of all, we need the support of President Macron, and then, we will believe, there will be a desire from Russia," Zelensky said.

Zelensky is due to visit France on Friday, April 16, where he will meet with Macron.

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